Were you or your child injured during childbirth? If so, you may be able to hold your healthcare provider accountable for your losses.
An Augusta birth injury lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can help you fight for justice and seek financial awards to help with your child’s medical bills and other care needs.
Medical Negligence Can Lead to Birth Injuries
Complications can arise during labor and delivery that pose a threat to the baby, mother, or both. In that event, it is the responsibility of your healthcare provider to recognize and respond to the problem. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, birth injuries occur more often when:
- The baby is large.
- The baby is premature.
- The baby is breech or in an abnormal birth position.
- Labor is difficult, long, or not progressing.
- Labor results in a cesarean section.
- Delivery involved the use of devices, such as vacuums or forceps.
When not properly addressed and treated, these issues can result in perinatal asphyxia, fractures, nerve damage, and other complications that may cause common birth injuries, including but not limited to:
- Brain bleeds
- Swelling or bruising of the head
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Facial paralysis
- Hand, shoulder, and/or arm paralysis
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
If your child suffers from a birth injury, or the child’s mother suffered an injury during the birthing process, it could be due to a lack of appropriate medical care. You may have grounds for a medical malpractice insurance claim or lawsuit.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Augusta, call (800) 641-8998
Our Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help You Fight for the Awards You Need
You do not have to take on your healthcare provider or medical facility alone. Our attorneys will help you investigate the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth injury and prove those responsible did not behave according to the medical profession’s established standards of care.
We will help you seek awards for:
Past and Future Medical Bills
We can help you pursue compensation for all of your child’s past and future injury-related medical treatment, including medical procedures, hospitalizations, cognitive and physical rehabilitation, medical and mobility devices, and medications.
Special Education and Services
Your child may require special schooling, services, and interventions to help them with their education and development.
Necessary Home Renovations
You may need to modify your home to make it a more accessible space for your child. These changes may include lowering countertops, installing a chair lift, or widening doorways.
The demands of caring for a child with a birth injury could mean that you or your spouse/partner must reduce your hours at work or quit working entirely.
We can help you seek your or your partner’s lost wages and awards for the loss of your future earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Birth injuries impact both the affected child and their caregivers. These awards offer monetary compensation for the physical, emotional, and mental strain placed on you, your child, and your family.
It may include awards for depression, mental anguish, anxiety, loss of mobility or cognitive functioning, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. Georgia does place a $350,000 cap on pain and suffering compensation for medical malpractice cases, as O.C.G.A. § 51-13-1 dictates.
If your child died due to a birth injury, you can receive compensation for their medical bills and funeral and burial expenses.
If your spouse/partner or other loved one died because of an injury suffered during childbirth, you may have the right to awards for their lost wages, as well as for the loss of their companionship, advice, care, and counsel.
Augusta Birth Injury Lawyer Near Me (800) 641-8998
Our Augusta Attorneys Will Work to Achieve the Best Outcome Possible for You
Our team is here for you, and we get results. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, including seven-figure medical malpractice case awards. We believe in standing up to the powerful and giving a voice to those who most need our help.
Medical malpractice cases often begin with an insurance claim, so we will:
- File your claim
- Prepare and file an “affidavit of expert” pursuant to C.G.A. § 9-11-9.1
- Obtain your medical records, speak with eyewitnesses, enlist the help of medical experts, and collect all available evidence to build a case proving malpractice
- Manage your paperwork and claims deadlines
- Communicate with the insurance companies and other involved parties
- Review your settlement offers
- Negotiate to achieve the highest amount of compensation possible for your case
We do Not Back Down From Tough Cases
We will not allow insurance companies to bully our clients or pressure them into accepting less compensation than they deserve. If insurance does not offer you a fair settlement or denies your claim, we can take your case all the way to trial if necessary.
It is a good idea to get started on your case right away. If your insurance claim is not successful, you want to ensure ample time to prepare and file a lawsuit before the state-imposed deadline.
Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-71, you usually have two years from the time a malpractice injury happens, or two years from the time you discover the injury, to file suit. In most cases, you also have two years to file a wrongful death suit, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Can Help with Your Birth Injury Case at no Upfront Cost
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we help people from all walks of life seek justice. We do not believe that your financial situation should stand in the way of holding those who harmed you and your child accountable. We take cases on contingency, meaning our services cost you nothing out of pocket. We only collect a fee if we win awards for you.
Our team can tell you more about how one of our Augusta lawyers can help you with your birth injury case. Call us today at (800) 641-8998 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.